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Old 10-06-2010, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by des1rees View Post
Spice and Curry - was good a year ago, absolutely gone downhill. Udipi, by the same owner as Spice and Curry - got some bad publicity last year about their sanitation scores. Might have improved it now, but based on what I read, will probably not go there. But then, if I am looking for veg - would rather go to Tower.
Agree with this, had a roach on our table at the end of our meal 2 years ago. We of course never went back
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:28 AM
Location: Cary, NC
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Since this thread was bumped, I'll add my two cents: I think somewhere on this thread I said how much we love Chefs of India...well, they changed ownership and when we ate there this weekend, it was just awful. The food was bad and the place SO dirty and the guy running the place was totally oblivious and apathetic. Ugh. We were SOOOO disappointed!

I knew the minute I walked in the door that something was "off". I hereby withdraw my previous recommendation!
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:58 AM
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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a try,
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:22 PM
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I love Indian food. I am compiling list of restaurants posted in this thread and here are my 2 cents on personal experience:


Royal India in Raleigh
Udupi in Cary for authentic south Indian Vegetarian




Bamboo Garden
Bombay Beijing


Cafe Curryleaves
Bombay Grille
Spice and Curry
India Palace
India Mahal

Did not try:

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Old 10-07-2010, 05:04 AM
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Here is my take , in order of preference
#1 Saffron - it's a different league - indians love this place
#2 Mint @ chapel hill
#3 Zyaka @ brier creek
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:24 AM
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Default Update to my post

Tried Zayka on a weekday, so it was their buffet option. And was completely appalled. It reminded me of those early days when we lived in a small place in southern VA, there was ONE Indian restaurant, no competition, so they would serve really bad food and we would all go there since we really had no option.

Compared to Royal Dhaba, Paradise ( the old location for Kandas), Saffron this was a complete let down. Was not cheap by any means. Their chicken tikka masala had the red color in it and that was all. The tandoori chicken, again, had the red color to it, and that was all. No flavor, and it was tough. The food was under heat lamps and obviously tasted like it. Had heard good things about it, but maybe went on a bad day.

Paradise is ok, IMHO. I still miss Kandas, they would make some different items which other restaurants would not, but it is still better than Zayka.

Has anyone tried the Bombay Beijing that has opened up in Cary?
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:31 AM
Location: Cary, NC
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We went to Bombay Bejing right after they opened. We walked in, sat down and looked at the menu and left. Didn't stay and eat.
They didn't have a buffet and the menu was weird and hard to read. 1/2 the menu was chinese food and the other half was Indian food, not really "Indochinese", which is what we were expecting (maybe one or two dishes out of about 20) and they didn't have half of the stuff was on the menu to begin with. The booth were were seated in was not attahced ot the seat, so it kept moving (which is just annoying) and the ambiance wasn't very nice.
That said, we decided to give it 3 months to get their act together since we were there during the first week and we plan to go next week for lunch (when they have a buffet) to try it again.
I'll let you guys know if it's improved.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:34 AM
Location: Durham, NC
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Indian Food on Wheels, aka the Big Red Dosa Bus, is an excellent food truck in Durham with fantastic Indian food. The Samosa Chaat was to die for, but apparently the samosas were a lot of work, so now he's doing other chaats. The last one I had, an Aloo Tikka Chaat, was also very good. Check 'em out on Twitter.
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:33 AM
Location: Pie shape
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The other food thread made me go searching - thought I'd revive this four-year-old thread -

What do you think is the best Indian restaurant in the Triangle?

Both for buffet and menu ordering?

Craving Indian food today - will probably just go to Sitar as I always do, which is perfectly fine and nearby - but one of these days want to go to the definitive best one

Also really want to learn to cook Indian food.
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:59 AM
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We have only tried one since moving here. We tend to make our own butter chicken or tika masala at home. My son loves mango chutney and poppadoms.
Me and my husband went to Azitra a few months ago. It wasnt bad actually. Very spicy the way I like it.
Has anyone tried Vimalas curryblossom cafe in Chapel Hill?
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